Trainee Buyer

Primark, 41 West Street,
www.careers.primark.com
Country :
United Kingdom
Region :
South East
County :
Berkshire
Town :
READING PRIMARK, 41 WEST STREET,
Category :
Purchasing
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Salary :
£24,041
Experience :
Less than 2 years

Company description

Bringing you amazing fashion at amazing prices, Primark is fashion for the people. Primark opened its first store in Dublin in 1969 and is a leading value retailer across Europe. We have already opened our first five stores in the U.S. with more coming. If you love value fashion, we think you'll love being at the cutting-edge of fashion retail with us. We go out of our way to thrill our customers with the latest looks, style inspiration and high-tech store design. But it's not just our customers who experience the 'wow factor' - it's our people too. Our people are part of the buzz of a fast-moving, growing business that values creativity and commitment to customers and provides plenty of career opportunities.

 Primark Fast Facts:- Over 57,000 employees in 340 + stores across 11 countries ( but this keeps increasing almost on a daily basis :-) ) - 1.4 million shoppers served every day

Job description

Are you a fashion fanatic and want to be part of our growing company? As a Trainee Buyer at
Primark, you’ll play a key role in supporting our buying team in developing products for the latest
‘must‐have’ trends.

Working closely with the buyers and merchandisers, you’ll be responsible for managing the
department’s critical path to make sure all of our amazing products arrive in store on time and are
up to our high quality standards. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about the industry
and progress in a buying role.

In a competitive industry, we’re the growing business you can’t hold back. Right now, we’re
expanding across the UK, Europe and US. So, if you’re a computer native, pride yourself on being
organised and have a passion for all things fashion then we need you on board as we continue to
grow!

Profile

What we’re looking for

Someone with an understanding of fashion and buying. This is a fantastic entry‐level position.
Qualifications in fashion or buying are a plus, as we need you to have:

Genuine passion. You’ll be an avid fashion follower with a solid interest in product and trends,
always aware of what is happening on the high street, in magazines and on social media. You are
enthusiastic and creative and always open to sharing new ideas.

Commercial ability. A key part of your role will be taking ownership of the department’s admin
tasks. You have a keen eye for attention to detail and understand the ever‐changing needs of our
business and customer.

Great communication. You are the first point of call for our suppliers over email and phone. You
will be an active part of our departmental and supplier product meetings so great communication
skills are a must.

Total organisation. In a fast‐paced environment, managing the department’s products will be your
domain. Whether it is for meetings, keeping the buying floor organised or managing what is sent to
our online, social and press teams.

High integrity. We pride ourselves on taking our ethical standards seriously. You will always be
working with our CRS policies in mind.

Why work with us?

As well as giving you a competitive salary, we’ll provide you with a progressive career path. Clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. 

We’re always open to talking about your development and we offer lots of fantastic training courses to really help you shine. You’ll also have more responsibility than at your average retailer, so you’ll be able to learn quickly.

We’re proud of our friendly culture at Primark. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know some great people in a fast‐paced, exciting environment. With our flexible working hours, you can use your time effectively and plan around your schedule.

Plus, we’re well equipped for a healthy lifestyle with our own café, canteen, and gym, as well as a brand‐new fitness studio with a variety of classes available.